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Old Sep 13, 2011, 07:18 PM
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PZ P-47 cant seem to roll straight?

During take offs and/or landings, my p-47 will NOT stay straight.. I have adjusted the tail wheel sooooo much and it will simply not go straight. When I take-off the airplane will stay straight for about 5 feet then start going left or right FAST causing me to almost crash or abort take-off if possible.
Well, landings, im sure you guys can picture that.

I CAN NOT, TO SAVE MY LIFE, GET IT TO GO STRAIGHT!! Any input?


Thanks in advance guys,
happy flying
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Old Sep 13, 2011, 07:29 PM
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I do not have any experience with this particular plane, but in general tail draggers will do this. If you are really good with the left stick you can largely overcome it with practice. Or you can pick up a gyro from HobbyKing or elsewhere and install it on your rudder servo. It will help A LOT! I have one on an 48" Extra 330 that I got to help me hover (I'm still no good at it!), but with the gyro it tracks perfectly straight on take off
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Old Sep 13, 2011, 07:33 PM
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Here's a link...
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...idProduct=4320
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Old Sep 13, 2011, 07:34 PM
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I do not have any experience with this particular plane, but in general tail draggers will do this. If you are really good with the left stick you can largely overcome it with practice. Or you can pick up a gyro from HobbyKing or elsewhere and install it on your rudder servo. It will help A LOT! I have one on an 48" Extra 330 that I got to help me hover (I'm still no good at it!), but with the gyro it tracks perfectly straight on take off
I might just have to do that because it turns pretty aggressive.. for the meantime I will have to slow down landings (which i land at almost stall speed) but while i get a gyro. thanks flytime!!
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Old Sep 13, 2011, 07:41 PM
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take a picture of your front landing gear so i can see it. looking down you front wheels should be forward of the wings and even. i have this plane. had it happen before, and that was the problem
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Old Sep 13, 2011, 07:46 PM
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take a picture of your front landing gear so i can see it. looking down you front wheels should be forward of the wings and even. i have this plane. had it happen before, and that was the problem
if you mean that they are flipped, they are not because they WERE when I first installed the LG and the plane wouldnt move, even at full throttle.. the gear would just bend
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Old Sep 13, 2011, 08:42 PM
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lol no i didn't think of that,but it could have been. i bent one wheel out of alinement to show what i mean. thay need to be even, and not toed in. that is what was wrong with mine talking about landing and taxiing. not the torque roll when you take off with to much power right
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Old Sep 13, 2011, 09:01 PM
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lol no i didn't think of that,but it could have been. i bent one wheel out of alinement to show what i mean. thay need to be even, and not toed in. that is what was wrong with mine talking about landing and taxiing. not the torque roll when you take off with to much power right
that might be the problem! They are not even all the way.. I will try it again tomorrow. Thanks all!!
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Old Sep 13, 2011, 09:07 PM
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